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English definition of “mine”


noun [C]
UNDERGROUND B2 an underground system of holes and passages where people dig out coal or other mineralsMining and quarrying
BOMB a bomb hidden in the ground or water that explodes when it is touched: He was killed when he drove over a mine. → See also gold mineBombs and missiles
(Definition of mine noun from the Cambridge Learners Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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